Issue: 20100701

Thursday, July 1, 2010
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Sony Electronics Inc.: α NEX-5
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EDITOR'S LETTER
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A not-so-new dimension
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A few weeks ago, Technical Editor Philip Ryan and I were treated to a preview of Sony’s first interchangeable-lens compacts (ILCs), the Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5, and we were excited to have a chance to check them out after having been teased with look-but-don’t-touch prototypes at February’s PMA trade show As I held the camera up to frame a shot, Sony Senior Technical Manager Mark Weir said, “This camera is a game-changer.”
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DON’T MISS...
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WE WANT THIS
GO THE DISTANCE
Nikon’s ultimate telephoto zoom is built tough, fast, and image-stabilized
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NIKON 200— 400MM F/4 VR II
$7,000
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WHETHER YOU’RE photographing stadium sports, birds on the wing, dangerous animals, or celebrities without their permission, Nikon’s full-frame AF-S Nikkor 200—400mm f/4G ED VR II (equivalent to 300—600mm on APS-C sensors) has it covered.
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JUST OUT
TRAVEL CAM
A Leica with specs that may sound familiar
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Leica V-Lux 20
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LEICA BILLS its new V-Lux 20 as a “universal compact camera,” and the specs make a good case forthat: 12.1 megapixels, 12X 25-300mm equivalent zoom with optical image stabilization, GPS tagging, 720p HD video recording—all in a pocketable body an inch-and-a-fraction thick.
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VIDEO COMEBACK
Toshiba returns to the camcorder game
NEWS FEED
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IT’S BEEN more than four years since Toshiba last sold a camcorder stateside. The company began its return to the market in Europe, and it just announced three HD camcorders here. The sweetest of the bunch is the Camileo X100, which shoots HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, or 1080i at 60 fps.
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INSIDE TECH
Uploader
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Toshiba’s X100 can share movies straight to YouTube from the camera, even if you shot in 1080p HD. How? The camera records both HD and lower-resolution, YouTube-ready video simultaneously. So when you’re done filming, you can easily post your recorded clips by connecting the camera to a computer and pushing a button to share.
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Panasonic: Panasonic LUMIX GF1
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JUST OUT
SHARE EASY
A Flip camcorder that slides open for viewing
NEWS FEED
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Flip SlideHD
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WE WEREN’T surprised when we saw the new Flip SlideHD video camera, which looks like a normal Flip when closed, but slides open to reveal a wide, 3-inch touchscreen. After all, so many folks use the camera itself to share videos, it makes sense to create a monitor meant to show them off.
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MEGA PACK
Crumpler’s rugged photo backpack protects your gear
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Crumpler C-List Celebrity
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MORE AUSTERE on the outside, Crumpler’s C-List Celebrity series of bags have an electric green interior that make locating your mostly black camera gear easy. Crumpler is known for its ruggedness and urbanized style, and these bags fit right in.
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JUST OUT
New Software
ACDSee Photo Manager 12
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Type-A photographers, especially those who don’t use an image editor with a built-in organizer, can consider ACDSee, now in version 12 ($70, direct; www.acdsee. com). The interface makes it easy to categorize, tag, and rate your photos—and now share directly to Facebook.
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THE LOWDOWN
FORMAT OF THE FUTURE?
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Now that we’ve seen Sony’s interchangeable lens compact (page 66), we can’t help but wonder if Canon and Nikon will soon follow suit with their own APS-C-sensor ILC models. After all, both have lots of APS-C expertise. We wouldn’t be surprised if the two camera makers’ drive to stay on top prompts them to, as Sony did, develop a whole new line of small lenses to match.
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SIGMA CORPORATION: 8-16 mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
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STATE OF THE ART
PICO POWER
Pocket-sized projectors take your show on the road
NEWS FEED
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Jeff Wignall
CANDY-BAR-SIZED, LED-powered pico projectors are the big thing in mini multimedia. Aimed at business travelers, these have onboard memory, rechargeable batteries, and a range of ports to let you project virtually anything, anywhere.
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TOOLBOX
SOFTEN IT
A new softbox attachment for your accessory flash
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HOT-SHOE FLASHES have their benefits—they pump out more light than your on-camera flash, mn on separate batteries, and are portable. But their small size can mean harsh light, especially when you’re in a situation where you can’t bounce light off a ceiling or wall.
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HP Marketing Corp.: GIOTTOS
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THE GUTS
HOLD STEADY
A look inside Tamron’s Vibration Compensation mechanism
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FOUR OF TAMRON’S IF macro zoom lenses, including the newest 70—300mm f/4.5—5.6 Di VC, contain versions of the Vibration Compensation mechanism dissected here. Counteracting camera shake, three driving coils move the optical components within the VC lens group electromagnetically, determining their position based on signals detected by the mechanism’s gyro sensors.
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PRIVATE ACCESS
CAPTURE 360° VIEWS AT SUNRISE
NEW YORK CITY
OCTOBER 14-17, 2010
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Blinking city lights, bustling sidewalks, staggering skylines, lush urban parks, diverse passersby, racing taxis—where else but New York City could you find this much thrilling visual inspiration? Join the Mentor Series and Nikon professional photographers Reed Hoffmann and Layne Kennedy as they guide you along avenues and alleyways to unique photo opportunities.
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PHOTO CHALLENGE
COOL IDEA
White boards provide both backdrop and light for a sun-kissed drink
NEXT PHOTO CHALLENGE
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Lori Fredrickson
When Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, 42, of Portland, ME, first started doing food photography in 2008, she quickly learned how to improvise with thrifty gear. Her home studio, where she shoots both for Portland Monthly and for the agency Stock Food, was until recently her kitchen table and a few cheap backgrounds and accessories—including 16x24-inch foamcore boards she bought from an art supply store for about $1.50 each.
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I, PHOTOGRAPHER
Performance Artist
Tomasz Rossa catches the big Vegas acts
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Kathleen Davis
I’ve worked for Cirque du Soleil, on shows such as Mystère and Criss Angel’s Believe, and the musical Spamalot, in Las Vegas, Belgium and Paris. I take pictures of live shows, backstage, and portraits. I’m coaching and shooting a show, The House of the Dancing Water, opening in China this summer.
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Olympus Imaging America Inc.: OLYMPUS PEN
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MY PROJECT
Out of Space
One costume, lots of ideas
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Lori Fredrickson
EVER WONDER what astronauts do in their free time? Commercial photographer Hunter Freeman does. “You have these incredible people, with a really great but tough job,” he says. “When they’re not working, what are they doing?” That curiosity developed into a photographic interest seven years ago, when he had an assignment from Microsoft to photograph someone in an astronaut outfit.
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SUNBOUNCE: SUN SNIPER
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LETTERS
Teach On
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I’M IN MY THIRD YEAR of teaching digital photography (among other art classes) at the high-school level and I really want to step up the students’ technical knowledge beyond the shutter speed/aperture relationship. Your “10 Things You Must Know About Light” (May 2010) is to-the-point, easy to understand, and opens the door to so many possibilities.
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TECH SUPPORT
Off-Kilter Filters
CLARIFICATION
GOT A QUESTION?
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Q Do UV or circular polarizing filters cause zoomed images to be blurred? I have done some unscientific testing using my Pentax K10D with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 II APO EX DG Macro lens and UV or circular polarizing filters. Pictures taken at maximum zoom are blurry if I use either of the filters, but they’re significantly clearer with the bare lens.
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TECH SUPPORT
What Should I Buy?
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Christine Dulaney of Grand Junction, CO, asked us, “Which Canon lens should I get for my EOS Rebel T2i if I want to enlarge my landscape photos to 20x30 inches?” For starters, she’ll want an extrawide-to-wide zoom, and for Canon’s APS-C format, that means the 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Canon EF-S, equivalent to 16-35mm in full-frame terms.
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YOUR BEST SHOT
Animal Planet
This month’s winners captured wildlife personalities around the world
MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST
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“In my small town in southern Sweden, there are always a lot of snails in wet weather, and I’ve photographed them hundreds of times over the years. Last July, I was out with my camera after the rain, and this tiny, lonely snail on my cottage door caught my interest.
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YOUR BEST SHOT
1st Place $300 Prize
TANAWAT LIKITKERERAT, 42, PH.D. CANDIDATE, BALTIMORE, MD
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“At the end of a 14-day diving trip in July 2004,1 did a night dive in the Lembeh Strait in Sulawesi, Indonesia. I’d seen pictures of stargazer fish before, and though I knew they aren’t hard to find in the area, I didn’t run across one until this night.
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Really Right Stuff
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Really Right Stuff
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HOW
CREATIVE THINKING
STRANGE FRUIT
Shaping light and changing perspective creates a disorienting image of an ordinary subject
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Laurence Chen
FOR NEWCOMERS to still-life photography, John Manno says, “Don’t go for a pretty picture, go for an interesting picture. Art is really about changing something through interpretation and manipulation.” The New York-based commercial photographer (www. johnmanno.com) enjoys the challenge of bringing a concept or story into his images of ordinary objects.
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HOW
FIX IT FAST
Running Out
Make more space in your frame
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Debbie Grossman
Dan Richards
WE IMMEDIATELY liked Alva Clarke’s shot of young Kenyan boys racing across a dry lakebed to their local village. The Las Vegas resident had just enough time to squeeze off one shot before running to catch up with them. And, like many grab shots, it needed a little work.
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HOW
DID YOU KNOW?
BOKEH: IT’S NOT A FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
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MOST PHOTOGRAPHERS obsess about sharpness, but there’s an equally passionate subset concerned about unsharpness. Its holy grail? Beautiful bokeh. This Japanese word that translates roughly as “the quality of blur or haze” refers to defocused image areas in front of or behind a sharp subject, usually formed from defocused points of light.
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HOW
WORK THE SCENE
Four in One
Capture multiple personalities in a scene
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Debbie Grossman
HERE’S A challenging project: Shoot the same scene from exactly the same location in all four seasons. You should pick one that fits easily in your camera’s viewfinder without having to resort to a wide-angle lens. For variety, look for trees that flower in the spring and change color dramatically in fall.
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HOW
30-SECOND PHOTOSHOP
GET YOUR PHOTOS INTO THE RIGHT PROFILE
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THE COLOR PROFILE in which you edit and print your photos isn’t necessarily the same one you’ll want when you share them. It makes sense to shoot JPEGs in Adobe RGB, and open RAW files in ProPhoto RGB. But when you want to upload them to a website, share them with a friend who doesn’t color manage, or print them at a drugstore lab, you must convert them to sRGB.
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LCD viewer: It can be attached or handheld over your camera’s LCD screen. How it works: Plastic housing blocks sunlight to keep glare off the LCD, and a magnifying lens enlarges the image for focusing. When to use it: In bright light, when sharpness is critical, and to protect the LCD from scratches.
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HOW
TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER
Blur Bursts
Try a new approach to fireworks
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Allyeska
WHERE TO GO BIGGEST & BEST FIREWORKS At any major fireworks display, you want to have a good spot to shoot. Find a location that isn’t blocked by crowds or tall buildings, and is not downwind of the display. You can get advice on where to station your camera and tripod from event organizers and local photographers.
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CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC
GENESIS 300 B
CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC
GENESIS 200
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HOW
SOFTWARE WORKSHOP
Retouch Lightly
A few small fixes will flatter your subject
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Final Step
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Debbie Grossman
THIS IS A LOVELY portrait of a lovely woman who, frankly, needs no retouching. Still, occasionally it’s nice to see a slightly more idealized or slightly younger version of yourself. And sometimes your portrait subjects request a little sweetening.
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New York Institute of Photography
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HOW
LIGHTING
Dim the Lights
To keep the ambiance of dark interiors, stay subtle
HOW TO ADD LIGHT TO DARKNESS
THE GEAR
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Peter Kolonia
GLANCE QUICKLY at Jeff Green’s image of the Blush nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas and you might guess it was a straight shot made entirely by ambient light. You'd be wrong. Green, who photographs some of Sin City’s most alluring candlelit bars, restaurants, and lounges, added more than a dozen lights to this scene.
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HOW
YOU CAN DO IT
View From Below
For an image of two worlds, put your camera where water and air meet
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Chris McLennan
NEAR THE Redwoods Forest in Rotorua, New Zealand, the river water is nearly as transparent as the air. I wanted to take advantage of it by showing a mountain bike crossing a river from above and below the water line. The location’s super-clear water was a start, but I also knew that I’d need the right equipment.
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POP PHOTO
UNDERWATER HOW-TO SPECIAL
THE WORLD BELOW
Beware the Green Blood
Macro Management
The Great Wide Open
Start Close to Home
GEAR
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Jad Davenport
FORGET ABOUT arctic storms and guerrilla wars. The moment you slip underwater, you’ve entered the most hazardous and difficult shooting environment there is. Water, particularly corrosive saltwater, will devour your electronics in less time than you can say, “Why did my battery just sizzle?”
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FIELD GUIDE
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The Best Places For Underwater
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FISH & CORAL Almost entirely protected by marine parks, and flushed with the nutrient-rich outflow of South America's Orinoco River, the tiny Caribbean island of Bonaire boasts over 370 species of fish. The numerous easy shore dives make this an ideal destination for macro photography.
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66,67,68,69,70,71
FEATURES
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SHOOT-OUT
THE THREE HOTTEST NEW ILC CAMERAS FROM PANASONIC, SAMSUNG, AND SONY BATTLE IT OUT IN THE POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY TEST LAB AND ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK. WHICH ONE WINS?
Image Quality
Ease of Use
Control and Capability
SPECIFICATIONS SONY NEX-5
SPECIFICATIONS PANASONIC G2
SPECIFICATIONS SAMSUNG NX10
System Flexibility
sonystyle
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sonystyle
SONY NEX-5
$700
sonystyle
PANASONIC G2
$800
sonystyle
SAMSUNG NX10
$700
Philip Ryan
CONSUMER-ELECTRONICS giants are changing the way we photograph. Panasonic, Samsung, and now Sony are packing a slew of new features, from touchscreen focus control to 3D panorama shooting, into small cameras that have large sensors and trim lenses you can swap out.
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72,73,74,75,76,77
FEATURES
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SHOOT FOR THE MOON
BUILD STRONGER LANDSCAPES THREE WAYS
As a Subject
As a Picture Element
As a Light Source
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Ian Plant
THE MOON IS one of nature’s power elements, instantly drawing attention and establishing a primal connection with viewers. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the moon into my nature photography—it adds mood, drama, and compositional interest.
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75
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LUNAR PHASES
DON'T LEAVE YOUR MOON SHOTS TO CHANCE
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I.P.
The U.S. Naval Observatory publishes sun and moon data, including moon phase and rise and set times, on its website (www. usno.navy.mil/USNO/ astronomical-applications/ data-services/rs-one-day-us). There, a simple calculator lets you enter a location (in the U.S. or internationally) and a date to get data for your area.
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SUNBOUNCE
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SUNBOUNCE
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0073.xml
review
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79,80,82,83,84,85,86
LAB
CAMERA TEST
MODULE SQUAD
MEET THE CAMERA WITH INTERCHANGEABLE...CAMERAS
RICOH GXR
TEST RESULTS S10 CAMERA UNIT
SPECIFICATIONS S10 CAMERA UNIT
S10 Wide-to-Tele Unit
TEST RESULTS A12 CAMERA UNIT
SPECIFICATIONS A12 CAMERA UNIT
A12 Prime Macro
The GXR System
ricoh
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ricoh
S10 CAMERA UNIT
$800
ricoh
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$1,176
Philip Ryan
“unique” finds a wholly appropriate partner in the Ricoh GXR, which turns the concept of the interchangeable-lens compact (ILC) on its head. Unlike ILC cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony, the GXR employs interchangeable camera modules, each housing its own lens, imaging sensor, and processing engine.
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82
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0076.xml
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83
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tamrac
model 5587
tamrac
model 5586
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0077.xml
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84
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OP/TECH USA
Accessory Pack
OP/TECH USA
Dual Harness
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0078.xml
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84
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cottoncarrier: COTTONCARRIER CAMERA SYSTEMS
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cottoncarrier
COTTONCARRIER CAMERA SYSTEMS
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0079.xml
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85
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Tamrac, Inc.: ZIP SHOT
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Tamrac, Inc.
ZIP SHOT
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0080.xml
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86
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Interfit Photographic Ltd: STROBIES
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Interfit Photographic Ltd
STROBIES
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0081.xml
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87
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The Tiffen Company: Tiffen Digital HT
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The Tiffen Company
Tiffen Digital HT
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0082.xml
review
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88
LAB
LENS TEST NIKON 85MM F/3.5G ED DX AF-S VR NIKKOR
Macro Plus
SHAKE-KILLING CLOSE-UP GLASS
SPECIFICATIONS
TEST RESULTS
SUBJECTIVE QUALITY FACTOR
Nikon
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Nikon
Nikon AF
$500
Julia Silber
THIS IS Nikon’s first 1:1 MicroNikkor in the DX (APS-C) format. With a street price of $500, it offers D3000, D500, D300, and D90 shooters true close-ups—with Vibration Reduction II—at a much lower cost than Nikon’s other VR macro, the $890, full-frame, 105mm f/2.8G.
PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0083.xml
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89
LAB
LENS TEST SIGMA 50-500MM F/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM AF
Reach Out
A HUGE ZOOM GETS STABILIZED
SPECIFICATIONS
TEST RESULTS
SUBJECTIVE QUALITY FACTOR
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Canon AF
$1,600
Julia Silber
THE FIRST VERSION of this lens earned the nickname Bigma for its 4.25-pound heft and huge size. Now comes Son of Bigma ($1,600, street), lighter at a little less than 4.2 pounds, yet with a number of optical improvements including image stabilization.
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review
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90,92,93
LAB
SOFTWARE REVIEW ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5
Better Editor
THE LATEST VERSION OF PHOTOSHOP IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE UPGRADE
SPECIFICATIONS
Nice Little Improvements
More Powerful HDR
Simplifying Selections
Nearly-Magical Fill
Better Bridge and RAW
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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
$700
Debbie Grossman
EVERY 18 TO 24 months, just when it seems like you’ve finally gotten used to all the features in the current version of Adobe Photoshop, a new version comes out. This time it’s CS5 ($700, direct, for the full version; $200, upgrade), which is actually the 12th iteration of this mother of all image editors.
PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0085.xml
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BEACH CAMERA
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BEACH CAMERA
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shortrunposters
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shortrunposters
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93
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GARY FONG: PowerSnoot
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GARY FONG
PowerSnoot
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0088.xml
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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95,96,98
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THE GUIDE
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0090.xml
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97
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EPILOG LASER: Epilog Zing 24 Laser
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EPILOG LASER
Epilog Zing 24 Laser
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0091.xml
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99
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ABE'S of MAIN
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ABE'S of MAIN
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0092.xml
article
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DON’T MISS...
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TIME EXPOSURE JULY 1950
Casual Cover
Model Pooch
Farmland Pattern
Dramatic IR
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Harold Martin
Audrey Taft was photographed by Edward Shuster as she dried off after a swim near Malibu Beach, CA. Shuster used a 4×5 Crown Graphic with a 6.5-inch Ilex Paragon f/4.5 lens. Sunlight provided backlighting, while a press 25 flashbulb served to lighten shadow areas.
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B&H
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B&H
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Stauer
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Stauer
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Smile Train
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Smile Train
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PRODUCT SERVICES DIRECTORY
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article
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BACKSTORY
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In the Hole
Gina LeVay captures a tunnel's strange beauty
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I STARTED Sandhogs after the New York blackout of 2003. The blackout had gotten me thinking about the infrastructure of the city and how little I knew about it, and the more I researched our underground water system the more fascinated I became.
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TAMRON USA Inc.: Tamron 18-270 VC: Zoomed
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TAMRON USA Inc.
Tamron 18-270 VC: Zoomed
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0101.xml
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118
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SanDisk: SanDisk Extreme memory cards
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SanDisk
SanDisk Extreme memory cards
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PopularPhotography_20100701_0074_007_0102.xml